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Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

Chinese Op-Ed Says Trump's Rise Illustrates Perils of Democracy

Friday, March 18, 2016

This week, in an op-ed published by the state-run Global Times, the Chinese government used Trump’s rise as an object lesson on the perils of democracy. 

The Body Of An American

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

In 1993, the photojournalist Paul Watson took three photographs of Somali dragging the body of an American soldier through the streets of Mogadishu. A new play examines the violence.
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The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

Friday, March 11, 2016

Driven by the desire to amass a beautiful library of rare books, a bibliophile becomes a notorious thief.  

The Subversive History of Adult Coloring Books

Friday, March 11, 2016

Years before adult coloring books were whimsical stress relievers, they were objects of political subversion. 

Why the Publishing Industry Isn't in Peril

Friday, March 11, 2016

Stories about the imperiled publishing industry have become so familiar that it was something of a shock when publishers reported marked growth this past year.

Money ≠ Winning

Friday, March 04, 2016

Pundits often rely on the amount of money candidates have raised to predict whether they'll win. It's not that simple. 

Nate Silver on 2016: The Sky Is Orange

Friday, March 04, 2016

FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver crunched the numbers and found Trump's success was extremely unlikely. He wasn't wrong, and yet here we are. So why is this election so unpredictable?

The Punditocracy

Friday, March 04, 2016

Yes, this election year has been particularly unpredictable, but that alone doesn't let the media off the hook. After all, they're always wrong! Why? That's a bit more complicated.

Spotlight on 'Spotlight', The Movie

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The movie "Spotlight" depicts the Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation that uncovered the systemic sexual abuse and widespread cover up in the Catholic church.
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Cameras In The Court (Feat. The Justices)

Friday, February 19, 2016

Supreme Court justices refuse to allow filming in the court during oral arguments and on decision days. We consider the arguments for and against -- and the justices sing a song. 

Behind The Corinthian Columns

Friday, February 19, 2016

The death of a justice has launched the Supreme Court back into the spotlight, revealing all that we do and don't know about the institution. A special look into our highest court.

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: SCOTUS Edition

Friday, February 19, 2016

With the expertise of seasoned SCOTUS reporters, we've put together a handy guide for the discerning news consumer to make sense of the court, its decisions, and its coverage.

Our Justices, Our Selves

Friday, February 19, 2016

Cultural depictions of the Supreme Court can shed light upon the walled-off world of the justices. But does the court derive power from its inaccessibility? 

Reporting Zika, Without Panic

Friday, February 12, 2016

Last month, reporter Jonathan Katz was in Haiti when he got the Zika virus. But the mild, flu-like symptoms were nothing like the panicked U.S. coverage of the mysterious illness.

From Rubella to Roe vs. Wade

Friday, February 12, 2016

The Zika virus has launched a debate in Brazil about abortion. An outbreak of Rubella in the US back in the 1960s did the same here.

What Do We Even Know About Zika?

Friday, February 12, 2016

An infectious disease specialist explains what scientists understand and don't understand about Zika, and how eradicating mosquitoes is harder than we might think. 

I Am An Outsider And So Can You!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The victories of Donald Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary are being hailed as a coup for "outsiders." But what does that mean?
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Vote First or Die

Friday, February 05, 2016

In the race to the ballot box, the citizens of New Hampshire have long been first, and proud of it. Brooke traveled north to investigate.

'We've Sort of Become Friends': Remembering David Foster Wallace

Monday, February 01, 2016

David Lipsky's interviews with the author David Foster Wallace are the basis of the 2015 film "The End Of The Tour." Brooke and Lipsky listen to, and discuss, the original 1996 tapes.
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When Is Undercover Reporting Justified?

Friday, January 29, 2016

A look at the successes and failures of undercover reporters throughout history.